If someone suffers serious harm or dies as the result of poor medical treatment, the legal options available to you and your family depend on a few very important factors.
In order for a case to legally be considered medical malpractice, the patient must have been harmed or killed as a direct result of “negligence or treatment that falls below the accepted standard in the medical community.”
In some cases, this may be somewhat subjective or difficult to prove, but the Dallas medical malpractice attorneys at Montgomery Law have considerable experience in these types of cases and we take all cases on a no-win no-fee basis.
If you would like to discuss the facts of your case and learn whether or not we can help you with your claim, send us a quick email or call us 24 hours a day at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free) for a free consultation.
Medical malpractice cases can be tough to bring in Texas for several reasons. The biggest reason for this is that Texas has passed very restrictive tort reform measures to protect doctors, hospitals, and their insurance companies from lawsuits brought by injured patients.
Not only are non-economic damages (e.g., pain and suffering) arbitrarily capped at $250,000 regardless of the circumstances of the case, but thanks to the Texas Medical Liability Act, plaintiffs (victims) are also required to hire a qualified expert witness to produce an official report which supports the victim’s allegations within 120-days of the filing of a lawsuit—or else it get’s dismissed by default.
Hiring an expert witness does not come cheap, and does not guarantee a favorable outcome. Unless you have a considerable amount of disposable income and previous experience handling medical malpractice cases, you will likely need to find an attorney who takes these types of claims on a no-win no-fee basis.
Another reason that medical malpractice cases can be tough to win in Texas is public perception. For the past three decades, lobbyists and lawmakers have aggressively pushed the narrative that medical malpractice claims are inherently frivolous. News outlets love to report on lawsuits that appear to be meritless because these stories get plenty of comments, shares, and engagement—which also skews public perception.
All this being said, if you or someone you love was seriously injured or wrongfully killed due to medical negligence, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us for a free consultation. Our Dallas attorneys are ready and willing to look into the facts of the situation and determine whether or not we can help with your case.
We understand the frustration, confusion, and financial burden you’re going through right now, but know that our law firm exists to help those in your exact situation.
When you call our law firm, we promise to address your concerns, answer your questions, and offer guidance. We may need to look further into the facts of your claim before we can provide our legal advice, but we will never ask you to pay us a penny out of pocket to do this. In fact, we only earn a fee at the very end—and only if we secure you an agreeable out-of-court settlement or jury verdict.
If you’d like to discuss the facts of your medical malpractice claim with the Dallas attorneys at Montgomery Law, email us 24 hours a day or call us at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free) for a free consultation.